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Einstein
Einstein was right: CERN confirms faster-than-light neutrinos reported in error
Jun 11, 2012 14:51 PM E
Not so fast, neutrinos! In the wake of the controversial finding that the subatomic particles beat out light as the fastest particle in the universe, scientists confirm that reports of neutrinos traveling faster than light were due to faulty equipment.
xray laser
First ever tabletop X-ray laser will image the nanoworld
Jun 08, 2012 20:33 PM E
To create an X-ray laser, you usually need a synchrotron - a particle accelerator most-often housed in billion-dollar facilities the size of a football field. But a team of international scientists has created the first coherent X-ray beam that comes from a setup that fits on a laboratory table.
Morocco
Solar-Powered Plane Completes Intercontinental Flight
Jun 06, 2012 10:58 AM E
A solar-powered plane landed in Morocco on Tuesday, completing the world's first intercontinental flight by a plane of this type
schrodinger
Invisibility cloak called 'Schrödinger's Hat' helps measure quantum world
Jun 05, 2012 20:48 PM E
A theoretical devise could cloak quantum matter from visibility and lead to breakthroughs in nanotechnology.
Virus
Researchers Use Virus To Generate Electricity
May 16, 2012 09:10 AM E
In the future, you may be able to charge your phone simply by walking. Researchers developed a way to use viruses to turn mechanical forces, such as walking, shaking or pressing, into electricity.
Dog
Dog Excrement Keeps The Lights On At Arizona Park
May 02, 2012 16:07 PM E
Students from Arizona State University have come up with a novel way to reduce waste around the local dog park and cut energy costs using a "dog waste digester" -- a device that creates poo-powered electricity.
Folded Solar Cell
Folding Light: Wrinkles and Twists Boost Power from Solar Panels
Apr 27, 2012 14:09 PM E
Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to significantly increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells.
Sol-flame Decorated Nanowires
Bejeweled: Nanotech Gets Boost from Nanowire Decorations
Apr 27, 2012 10:13 AM E
Like a lead actress on the red carpet, nanowires-those superstars of nanotechnology-can be enhanced by a little jewelry, too. Not the diamonds and pearls variety, but the sort formed of sinuous chains of metal oxide or noble metal nanoparticles.
Oil palms
Oil Palm Surging Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Apr 26, 2012 16:07 PM E
Continued expansion of industrial-scale oil palm plantations on the island of Borneo will become a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 unless strong forest and peatland protections are enacted and enforced, according to a National Academy of Sciences study.
Glass
MIT Researchers Find a Way to Make Glass that’s Anti-fogging, Self-cleaning and Free of Glare
Apr 26, 2012 15:20 PM E
One of the most instantly recognizable features of glass is the way it reflects light. But a new way of creating surface textures on glass, developed by researchers at MIT, virtually eliminates reflections, producing glass that is almost unrecognizable because of its absence of glare - and whose surface causes water droplets to bounce right off, like tiny rubber balls.
Qun Huo, University of Central Florida
New Diagnostic Tool Determines Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer
Apr 26, 2012 14:59 PM E
One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, the second leading cause of death among men in the United States.
Coupled Microlasers
Scientists Predict Paradoxical Laser Effect
Apr 26, 2012 12:19 PM E
Two lamps are brighter than one. This simple truism does not necessarily apply to lasers, as a team of scientists, led by the Vienna University of Technology found out.
New Harvesting Approach Boosts Energy Output from Bacteria
Apr 26, 2012 11:46 AM E
A team of scientists from University of Colorado Denver has developed a novel energy system that increases the amount of energy harvested from microbial fuel cells (MFCs) by more than 70 times. The new approach also greatly improves energy efficiency. MFCs are emerging as a way to use bacteria to directly harvest electricity from biodegradable materials, such as wastewater or marine sediments.
Thermometer and Heater Setup
Electron Politics: Physicists Probe Organization at the Quantum Level
Apr 25, 2012 16:52 PM E
A new study this week finds that "quantum critical points" in exotic electronic materials can act much like polarizing "hot button issues" in an election. Reporting in Nature, researchers from Rice University, two Max Planck Institutes in Dresden, Germany, and UCLA find that on either side of a quantum critical point, electrons ...
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